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Ken Grohe

Partner, Platform Engineering ServicesIBM Platform Engineering Services

Santa Cruz, CA

Member Since May 2023


Business Operations


Ken Grohe has enjoyed being a rainmaker business entrepreneur for over 35 years. Grohe's experience includes a 25-year career at EMC, where he was VP & GM of the company’s flash, software, and partner business units. He was also responsible for taking Barracuda public as SVP and GM, CRO of Virident and its acquirer, Western Digital, and President of SignNow. Additionally, he was the CRO of Samsung's Stellus and President and CRO at WekaIO. An International Bestselling Author, and Rockland, Mass Hall Of Fame inductee ('22), Grohe has served as a board advisor/investor to several technology companies, including: Zoom, SecurityScorecard, Evisort, LeverageGTM, SantaCruzWhatever, Boston Red Sox, Santa Cruz Warriors, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pasatiempo, Modigie, SalesCommunity, Boston College, Stanford GSB,, CoPilot, Cohesity, ServIQ, Taos, and

Published content

Generative AI is top of mind for CEOs: How to bridge gaps for successful adoption


CEO’s faith in AI's potential speaks volumes about its role in shaping the future of business. However, executive-level disconnects could throw its adoption off track.

Platform engineering: The competitive weapon of choice in 2023


Platform engineering is able to fill critical gaps in organizational processes and enable the cross-department collaboration that DevOps adopters set out to achieve.

Company details

IBM Platform Engineering Services

Company bio

At IBM, we do more than work. We create. We create as technologists, developers, and engineers. We create with our partners. We create with our competitors. If you're searching for ways to make the world work better through technology and infrastructure, software and consulting, then we want to work with you. We're here to help every creator turn their "what if" into what is. Let's create something that will change everything.



Area of focus

IT Management

Company size

501 - 1,000